May 08, 2011
Where to live in the U.S. to avoid a natural disaster
the Times' description of how the maps were generated.
"LEDs light up and blink."
So what're you waiting for?
Note added at 3:21 p.m. today in response to a question Flautist raised in her 3:10 p.m. comment, to wit.: "If you had a way to put the light down in the ear, would beems shoot out through the eyes?"
Long answer short: yes — as any fool can plainly see in the exclusive-to-boj photo just above.
It happened here
For the longest time I've dreamed of an app that would register your GPS location and then match it to a database of events and things of interest at that spot.
You'd drive somewhere and have a robotic companion speaking in a natural voice in real time, describing what's of note in the area as you pass through.
Not if but when; I'm thinking within three years, as pieces of the puzzle — real-time GPS, apps like the one featured here, computing power, and speech-capable phones and computers — fall into place.
[via J.D. Biersdorfer and the New York Times]
Bird Bag Clip
Set of six: $7.
MorphWorld: Jenna Wolfe into Soledad O'Brien
When I saw Ms. Wolfe on yesterday's Kentucky Derby pre-race show, I thought to myself, "What's Soledad O'Brien doing on NBC — isn't she with CNN?"
both could cut glass.
FunFacts: Ms. Wolfe was born in Kingston, Jamaica; Mr. O'Brien is the child of immigrants from Cuba and Australia.
Spy Mirror Wall Clock
My most anticipated book: Memoirs of John "Captain Crunch" Draper
You could look it up.
From his website: "Work is underway on the screenplay and musical score of a movie following my story from the early days of phone phreaking and arpanet hacking, through the years of my creations and contributions to the computer revolution."